India sand mining / Open Contracting Lift / Trade-based money laundering

Sand mafias silence journalists in India.  “On the ground, NGOs and journalists who tried to pull back the curtain on the workings of the sand mining industry have faced an immediate battery of threats. As you get closer, warnings are prompt: when you waltz around the sand business, intimidation is frequent, corruption is systemic.”

Marion Guégan and Cécile Schilis-Gallego/Forbidden Stories:


Open Contracting Lift (Application announcement).  Over 14 months, you’ll learn how to effectively build buy-in, use open data, and establish new ways of working with public contracts. Then apply your new skills to develop an agile game plan and put it into action.

Open Contracting Partnership:


The Global Community Must Take Further Steps to Combat Trade-Based Money Laundering (Blog).  “As governments have cracked down on traditional money-laundering schemes—such as cash smuggling and financial system manipulation—trade-based money laundering has become increasingly common.”

Jason Kohn/The Global Anticorruption Blog:

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